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Typhoon vs. Monsoon

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Typhoonnoun

A weather phenomenon in the northwestern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane, which results in wind speeds of 64 knots (118km/h) or above. Equivalent to a cyclone in the Indian Ocean and Indonesia/Australia.

Monsoonnoun

Any of a number of winds associated with regions where most rain falls during a particular season.

Typhoonverb

(intransitive) To swirl like a hurricane.

Monsoonnoun

Tropical rainy season when the rain lasts for several months with few interruptions.

Typhoonnoun

A violent whirlwind; specifically, a violent whirlwind occurring in the Chinese seas.

Monsoonnoun

The rains themselves.

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Typhoonnoun

a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

Monsoonnoun

Entire meteorological systems with such characteristics.

Typhoon

A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere. This region is referred to as the Northwestern Pacific Basin, and is the most active tropical cyclone basin on Earth, accounting for almost one-third of the world's annual tropical cyclones.

Monsoonnoun

A wind blowing part of the year from one direction, alternating with a wind from the opposite direction; - a term applied particularly to periodical winds of the Indian Ocean, which blow from the southwest from the latter part of May to the middle of September, and from the northeast from about the middle of October to the middle of December.

Monsoonnoun

A heavy rainfall in India associated with the southwest monsoon{1}.

Monsoonnoun

The season in which the monsoon{2} occurs.

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Monsoonnoun

a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter

Monsoonnoun

rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains

Monsoonnoun

any wind that changes direction with the seasons

Monsoon

A monsoon () is traditionally a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with annual latitudinal oscillation of the Intertropical Convergence Zone between its limits to the north and south of the equator. Usually, the term monsoon is used to refer to the rainy phase of a seasonally changing pattern, although technically there is also a dry phase.

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